(fifeplayer @ May 08 2013, 2:36 pm)
(High_Sierra_Fan @ May 08 2013, 4:15 pm)
Otherwise at the end of his rappel he's left his dog at the top of the ridge? Which struck me as odd.
Not arguing the "maybe pothunting" speculation since I'm not from 'round there, but leaving the dog at the top of the ridge might make sense if he'd have to go back up to retrieve gear. I don't know what he was rapping from, but it sure wouldn't be my pick of a way to go...
Note to self: scratch Tucson off the climbing destination list.
True, "sport rapelling" you want to retrieve your anchor gear.
The "hiker" part might have thrown me off as then you keep going, such as when descending a slot or whatever.
Rattlesnakes sunning themselves on ledges has been my occassional concern.... yeah I guess that now includes easily annoyed bees.